Tom Jones’ take­aways

Tampa Bay Times - - Morning Briefing -

1 Steven Stamkos is of­fi­cially on fire. His first-pe­riod power-play goal gave him goals in six of the past seven games. He has 11 power-play goals in his post­sea­son career, a fran­chise record, bet­ter­ing Marty St. Louis.

2 Speak­ing of power-play goals, Stamkos’ tally gave the Light­ning a streak of nine con­sec­u­tive post­sea­son games with a power-play goal. That’s a fran­chise record. More im­por­tant, the power play is a threat prac­ti­cally ev­ery time the Light­ning gets the man ad­van­tage.

3 That the Light­ning was even in Game 4 was a credit to goalie An­drei Vasilevskiy. The Light­ning was badly out­played and out­shot be­fore the game even got to the third pe­riod, and the only rea­son it had a chance to win was be­cause of Vasilevskiy.

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